Disgraced Thai Cartoonist Facing Defamation Charges

Cartoonist Somchai Katanyutanant, infamously known by both fans and readers by his pseudonym Chai Rachawat, reported to Metropolitan Police Division 1 on Monday morning to hear defamation charges filed against him by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Somchai is employed by Thai Rath, seen by many as a semi-tabloid newspaper.

According to the news, “people turned up at the Metropolitan Police headquarters to give him moral support.”

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